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    Default Rival Paradise 8 and Cocoa Casino no longer accepting Canadians !

    Got this email today. For some reason I have a bad feeling about where this is going. And why do they feel the need to make this decision? Are Canadians like myself being hit for a reason?

    Hi Everyone,

    I am writing today to inform you of a change to Casino operations for
    Canadian players at Paradise 8 and Cocoa Casino.

    Beginning February 1st, 2009, Canadian players will not be allowed to
    register new accounts with any Rival powered casino. Existing Canadian
    players will not be permitted to deposit in the casino from this point on, and will be ineligible for any bonuses.

    Rival executives have made the decision to cease operations with Canadian
    players because of a request from many of their suppliers located in Canada. For various reasons, these suppliers have asked Rival to sever ties with Canadian players and Rival has agreed.

    February 28, 2009 at midnight EST will see all existing Canadian player accounts suspended indefinitely. Players have been urged to use the month of February to complete any wagering on active promotions and withdraw funds from their accounts. Any funds left in their account after February 28th, 2009 will not be cashable and the player will not be allowed to login to their account.

    If you have campaigns running for Paradise 8 / Cocoa Casino that are directed strictly at Canadian players, they will no longer be effective beginning February 1st. Paradise 8 and Cocoa Casino will continue to promote and accept players from the USA and every other country in the world with the same vigor and as always, contact me if you need a banner or would like to set up an exclusive promotion with us.
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    I don't like this either. Just got the mail. Thanks puma. I hope other rivals dont follow suit! I did see a story somewhere that Rival was being sued in Canada. I'll have to do a search.

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    Found this at

    http://www.casinolistings.com/news/2...ng-consultancy

    Companies allegedly associated with online gambling software firm Rival Gaming are being sued for some Cdn$464,000 by T2 Marketing, a Canadian marketing consultancy located in Montreal.
    Gordon Levine, a lawyer at the Kugler Kandestin law firm in Montreal has confirmed that he represents T2 Marketing Inc. in a lawsuit against a company identified as 6300511 Canada Inc., and four Canadian citizens who are named in documents filed in Quebec Superior Court action 500-17-046150-085.
    "The law firm BCF LLP has appeared on behalf of the Defendants," Levine advised. "In December 2008, a litigation timetable was filed into Court pursuant to which Defendants’ counsel may examine a representative of Plaintiff, and Defendants have a delay until March 15, 2009 to file their defense. Given the filing of the timetable, no Court appearances are presently envisaged until the case is set down for Trial."
    The litigation timetable filed with the court documents reveals that the dispute dates back to 2006, although the court filing took place in October 2008 and the case is now in process through various stages stretching ahead into 2009. There is no sign of a settlement thus far.
    Contacted for comment, Patrick Stacey, CEO of Black Chip, one of the companies named in the T2 litigation, in addition to being personally named in the action, said: "Since I am named, my only on the record comment is that the plaintiff's claims are without merit and I will vigorously defend myself."
    The court documents detail a marketing agreement between T2 and the defendants signed in 2006 which, it is claimed, the latter unilaterally ended and thus allegedly breached in August 2006. There followed exchanges of correspondence, claims for agreed retainers, stopped checks and alleged damage to banking reputation.
    T2 and Kugler Kandestin specifically identify two Ottawa men and a further two Stittsville, Ontario men as the shareholders of 6300511 Canada Incorporated, claiming: "Defendant 6300511 Canada Inc., ("Gaming Solutions") carries on business in Ottawa ostensibly as a software development company, however, in fact, through Gaming Solutions the defendants under the trade names "Black Chip", "Gaming Solutions", "U n i f i e d S u p p o r t S y s t e ms" and under the brand name "Rival Gaming," have developed and operate several online and Internet based casinos."
    Later in the document T2 describes a corporate structure document allegedly given to it's principals by the defendants before the agreement was breached; names other employees of Rival and identifies a range of popular Rival-powered online casinos.
    The plaintiff therefore argues: "Accordingly, all of the corporations are, in reality, alter egos of the individual defendants in order to disguise the individual defendants' ownership of the casinos and de facto operation and management thereof from the Ottawa Premises."
    T2's claim is itemised as:

    • Cdn$57,175.72;
    • Cdn$50,000 for damage to plaintiff's reputation;
    • USD$244,040 in respect of monthly retainers due in terms of the allegedly breached agreement;
    • Cdn$50,000 for moral and punitive damages "as a reslt of defendants' bad faith;"
    • Legal costs.
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    The court documents detail a marketing agreement between T2 and the defendants signed in 2006 which, it is claimed, the latter unilaterally ended and thus allegedly breached in August 2006. There followed exchanges of correspondence, claims for agreed retainers, stopped checks and alleged damage to banking reputation.
    T2 and Kugler Kandestin specifically identify two Ottawa men and a further two Stittsville, Ontario men as the shareholders of 6300511 Canada Incorporated, claiming: "Defendant 6300511 Canada Inc., ("Gaming Solutions") carries on business in Ottawa ostensibly as a software development company, however, in fact, through Gaming Solutions the defendants under the trade names "Black Chip", "Gaming Solutions", "U n i f i e d S u p p o r t S y s t e ms" and under the brand name "Rival Gaming," have developed and operate several online and Internet based casinos."
    Later in the document T2 describes a corporate structure document allegedly given to it's principals by the defendants before the agreement was breached; names other employees of Rival and identifies a range of popular Rival-powered online casinos.
    The plaintiff therefore argues: "Accordingly, all of the corporations are, in reality, alter egos of the individual defendants in order to disguise the individual defendants' ownership of the casinos and de facto operation and management thereof from the Ottawa Premises."
    Thanks puma. Can anyone put this in english?
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    I also just got their email and I too felt wow. I am not sure but by the sounds of the letter that we might see the rest of the rival casinos follow. I am to canadain and very ubhappy about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    I don't like this either. Just got the mail. Thanks puma. I hope other rivals dont follow suit! I did see a story somewhere that Rival was being sued in Canada. I'll have to do a search.
    Beginning February 1st, 2009, Canadian players will not be allowed to
    register new accounts with any Rival powered casino. Existing Canadian
    players will not be permitted to deposit in the casino from this point on, and will be ineligible for any bonuses.
    Looks like all Rival properties will be affected!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepokerkeep View Post
    Looks like all Rival properties will be affected!
    Yes, mails are pouring in now. Wondering if this could be reversed once this lawsuit is settled?

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    According to the report by Casino Listings, quoted by pumacat, "Companies allegedly associated with online gambling software firm Rival Gaming are being sued for some Cdn$464,000 by T2 Marketing, a Canadian marketing consultancy located in Montreal." I am wondering if that could be the reason for Rival Gaming exiting the Canadian market, which is definitely more worth to Rival Gaming than the 'petty' sum of Cdn$464,000.

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    According to my source, Rival operators have been asked by Rival to make no public comments about this, so unfortunately I doubt you'll get any answers in a public forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muppet View Post
    According to my source, Rival operators have been asked by Rival to make no public comments about this, so unfortunately I doubt you'll get any answers in a public forum.
    That is understandable Muppet. I am rooting for you Rival!

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